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Make Football Players’ Safety a Priority

By Arne Duncan and Dr. Myron Rolle. Published in the Indianapolis Star. LINK HERE. When the NCAA met last month in Indianapolis, it took up some of the most pressing issues facing college sports. But there’s one area outside the NCAA’s purview that deserves a good public hearing – the distribution of hundreds of millions

UNC Athletic Director Bubba Cunningham Talks NCAA Case, College Basketball

In the Raleigh News & Observer’s coverage of comments about the past NCAA case that examined alleged academic misconduct, a video clip was included of Knight Commission co-chair Arne Duncan making remarks at the Knight Commission’s October 2017 meeting. In the clip, Duncan told reporters that major changes in rules and enforcement are needed to

Why the Federal Tax Overhaul Plan Could Have a Major Impact on College Sports

In this Raleigh News & Observer article about the new federal tax law that eliminates the tax-exempt status of contributions provided to intercollegiate sports programs for athletics tickets, Amy Perko, chief executive officer of the Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics, is quoted: “It’s surprising how this has been somewhat under the radar, and it could

Knight Commission Sees Integrity of College Sports at Risk

[Sessions and video with NCAA President Mark Emmert; experts on college football and health and safety benefits and protections]

The Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics said today that recent college sports scandals have threatened not only the integrity of intercollegiate athletics but raised basic questions about the NCAA’s ability to prevent abuses, protect the rights of athletes and clean up corruption. At today’s fall meeting, NCAA President Mark Emmert told the Knight Commission, “We cannot go into the next basketball season without seeing fundamental change in the way college basketball is operating.”

October 2017 meeting

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NCAA President Mark Emmert to Address Knight Commission Fall Meeting on October 30

Who The Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics co-chaired by Arne Duncan, former U.S. Secretary of Education, and Carol Cartwright, president emeritus, Kent State University and Bowling Green State University. Speakers and panelists will include Mark Emmert, NCAA president; Ray Anderson, vice president for university athletics and athletics director at Arizona State University; Nancy Armour, USA

Updated Graphs on Division I College Sports Finances

In an effort to strengthen financial transparency, the Knight Commission produces information to describe the financial landscape of Division I college sports. Click on each link below for graphs on: Where the Money Comes From and Where the Money Goes for Division I college sports public institutions Where the Money Comes From and Where the

Knight Commission Tackles Diversity in College Sports

Diverse Issues in Higher Education published a story May 1 about the Knight Commission’s work to improve diversity in college sports leadership. The story focused on discussions at the Commission’s May 1 meeting in Washington on whether college sports should adopt a version of the “Rooney Rule,” the NFL policy that requires teams to interview minority

Knight Commission Challenges College Football Playoff on Diversity, Health

Inside Higher Ed posted a story May 2 on the Knight Commission’s challenge to the College Football Playoff to promote player health and player safety, and increase diversity in college sports leadership. The story summarized the Commission’s recommendations to reallocate money for these causes, made at the Commission’s May 1 meeting in Washington. It quoted